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Remembering the Korean War after 60 years




The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee float participates in the 124th Tournamernt of Roses Parade on January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California.
The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee float participates in the 124th Tournamernt of Roses Parade on January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California.
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It was nearly 60 years ago that Americans fighting a grueling war in Korea saw an end in sight. The armistice to end the war was signed in July 1953, but since then, the Korean War has often been called, "The Forgotten War."

At the Rose Parade yesterday a float by the Defense Department commemorated the veterans of that war. It's the first time the Pentagon sponsored a float, and it's one lead-up to events this July marking the 60th anniversary to the end of the fighting.

But how are Americans remembering the work of those who fought in "The Forgotten War"? 

Joining us is James Matray, professor of history at the University of California, Chico, and the author of, "Korea Divided: The 38th Parallel And The Demilitarized Zone."